'Cultivating Diverse Leadership' will be offered on December 10, 2016.

'Cultivating Diverse Leadership' will be offered on December 10, 2016.


Leadership in Our Midst: Cultivating Leader-ful Organizations

  • Thursday, December 7, 2017, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Led by Margo Hittleman, Co-founder and Coordinator, Natural Leaders Initiative (Bio).

In the search for diverse leadership, most organizations ignore one of their greatest assets: the large, untapped pool of informal leadership that already exists all around them. This highly interactive workshop offers both a “developmental leadership” framework and practical tools to shift from trying to “motivate” others to intentionally recognizing and cultivating this existing leadership capacity.

Come learn how to strategically grow a diverse, leader-full organization while simultaneously furthering your organization’s mission, goals and work. This workshop is designed both for those who already supervise others and those who want to build their capacity to do so

In this highly interactive workshop, you will:

  • Explore a “developmental leadership” framework and how it differs from other ways of thinking about leadership.
  • Identify the diverse, untapped pools of informal leaders – and potential leaders – that already exist in and around your organization and learn how to cultivate and tap this productive resource.
  • Find ways to engage in the productive activity of systematically building and strengthening diverse leadership for your team and organization by integrating it into the work you already do.
  • Recognize the key attributes & skills needed to succeed in this work, assess your strengths and identify the attributes & skills you want to develop further.
  • Identify the numerous personal and organizational resources you already have and learn how to use them to further your diversity & inclusion goals
  • Identify specific, immediately implementable ways to apply these principles and skills in the work you're already doing.

Fee: $75 (community non-profit organizations) or $90 (large non-profits and for-profit businesses). Fee includes handouts, healthy snacks and beverages. A limited number of partial scholarships are available for those who could not otherwise attend.

To register, or for questions, contact: Margo Hittleman, mjh17@cornell.edu or call 272-2292


$75 (community non-profit organizations) or $90 (large non-profits and for-profit businesses)


Margo Hittleman
Natural Leaders Initiative Coordinator
(607) 272-2292 ext.167


CCE-Tompkins Education Center
615 Willow Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14850-3555